was 24. Details about his death weren’t immediately available.
“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin’s statement reads. “He quickly became part of our Steelers family upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community.
“Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a tremendous friend to so many. I am truly heartbroken.”
Haskins spent one season in Pittsburgh, playing no regular season games
while backing up longtime Steeler Ben Roethlisberger, who has since retired
Washington selected Haskins as the 15th overall pick
in the 2019 NFL Draft, after the Ohio State standout was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, awarded to college football most outstanding player. Haskins played 16 games across two seasons for Washington before moving on to Pittsburgh.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time,” Tomlin’s statement reads.
Haskins’ second and final head coach in Washington, Ron Rivera, said Saturday he was “absolutely heartbroken” to hear of his former player’s passing.
“Dwayne was a talented young man who had a long life ahead of him,” Rivera’s statement reads
. “This is a very sad time and I am honestly at a loss for words. I know I speak for the rest of our team in saying he will be sorely missed.”
This is a developing story.